Senator Nicole J. Cannizzaro

Majority Leader
Party: Democratic

Legislative Service

  • Majority Leader, March 2019
  • Assistant Majority Leader, November 2018 - March 2019
  • Nevada Senate, 2016-Present (first elected November 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • Millennium Scholarship, 2001
  • Dean's List, University of Nevada, Reno, 2002 - 2006
  • Dean's Award, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2010
  • American Bar Association Diversity Fellowship, 2009
  • Society of Advocates, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2008 - 2010
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society, 2006
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Legal Elite, 15 Top Government Attorneys, 2012
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Commendation and Certificate of Appreciation, 2016


  • Delta Gamma Alumnae Association, 2006 - Present
  • Southern Nevada Alumnae Panhellenic Council, 2014 - 2016
  • Clark County Prosecutors' Association, 2012 - Present
  • Emerge Nevada, 2015 - Present
  • William S. Boyd School of Law Alumni Association, 2016 - Present
  • University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Association, 2006


  • Chaparral High School, Las Vegas, NV, High School Diploma with High Honors
  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.S., Business Administration and Management
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, J.D.


  • Deputy District Attorney, Clark County, NV


Recreation: Reading, crossfit, playing with my three dogs, spending time with nieces and nephews
Born: 1983 - Las Vegas, NV
Spouse: Nathan Ring

Primary Sponsor

SJR3* Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide certain rights to voters. (BDR C-55)
SR4 Amends the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 80th Session of the Legislature. (BDR R-1256)
SR5 Inducts Valerie Wiener into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1262)
SJR5 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise provisions relating to the State Legislature. (BDR C-58)
SR6 Inducts Barbara Katherine Cegavske into the Senate Hall of Fame. (BDR R-1261)
SR7 Provides for the compensation of the clergy in the Senate for the 80th Session of the Nevada Legislature. (BDR R-1285)
SJR8 Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to guarantee equal rights. (BDR C-1278)
ACR9 Celebrates the Life of Assemblyman Odis “Tyrone” Thompson. (BDR R-1291)
SCR11 Directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study of issues relating to pretrial release of defendants in criminal cases. (BDR R-1295)
SB119 Requires certain health and safety training for workers and supervisors performing certain work at sites where exhibitions, conventions or trade shows occur. (BDR 53-570)
SB120 Provides for the issuance of orders of protection relating to high-risk behavior. (BDR 3-112)
SB143 Repeals, revises and reenacts provisions relating to background checks for certain sales or transfers of firearms. (BDR 15-755)
SB155 Revises provisions regarding the possession and use of personal identifying information and fictitious personal identifying information. (BDR 15-917)
SB158 Revises the definition of the term “supervisory employee” for purposes of provisions relating to collective bargaining. (BDR 23-789)
AB162 Revises various provisions relating to governmental administration. (BDR 18-777)
SB166 Revises provisions relating to employment. (BDR 18-5)
AB169 Establishes the Maternal Mortality Review Committee. (BDR 40-712)
AB170 Revises provisions relating to health insurance coverage. (BDR 57-278)
AB176 Enacts the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights. (BDR 14-87)
SB196 Revises provisions relating to preferences in bidding for certain contracts for businesses based in this State. (BDR 28-66)
SB207 Revises provisions governing apprentices. (BDR 28-740)
SB209 Revises provisions relating to hemp. (BDR 49-584)
SB215 Revises provisions relating to occupational diseases. (BDR 53-317)
SB218 Revises provisions relating to domestic violence. (BDR 3-316)
SB220 Revises provisions relating to Internet privacy. (BDR 52-920)
SB223 Revises provisions relating to persons in need of care or assistance. (BDR 13-67)
SB225 Revises provisions relating to veterans. (BDR 37-552)
SB231 Revises provisions relating to certain construction. (BDR 28-910)
SB242 Revises provisions relating to peace officers. (BDR 23-1066)
SB244 Provides a criminal penalty for violation of a stay away order issued by a court. (BDR 15-924)
SB245 Revises provisions relating to civil actions. (BDR 3-965)
SB254 Revises provisions relating to carbon reduction. (BDR 40-907)
SB255 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-790)
SB262 Makes various changes to provide for tracking and reporting of information concerning the pricing of prescription drugs for treating asthma. (BDR 40-55)
SB272 Revises provisions relating to the Public Employees' Retirement System. (BDR 23-749)
SB273 Revises provisions relating to liens. (BDR 9-1075)
SB274 Revises provisions relating to crimes. (BDR 15-1076)
SB312 Requires an employer in private employment to provide paid leave to employees under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-888)
SB315 Revises provisions relating to public health. (BDR 40-581)
SB322 Revises provisions relating to peace officers. (BDR S-918)
SB324 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-683)
SB328 Prohibits certain communications that are obscene, threatening or annoying. (BDR 15-70)
SB334 Establishes provisions relating to net neutrality. (BDR 27-68)
SB358 Revises provisions relating to the renewable energy portfolio standard. (BDR 58-301)
SB361 Provides for the dispensing of self-administered hormonal contraceptives to any patient. (BDR 54-921)
SB380 Makes an appropriation to the Small Business Enterprise Loan Account. (BDR S-922)
SB381 Revises provisions relating to workers' compensation. (BDR 53-1157)
SB382 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 9-1067)
SB391 Revises provisions relating to deputy marshals in certain courts. (BDR 1-69)
SB405 Revises provisions governing public employees' retirement. (BDR 23-925)
SB425 Requires the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to amend the State Plan for Medicaid to provide certain additional home and community-based services. (BDR 38-919)
SB495 Creates the Office of the Small Business Advocate. (BDR 18-136)
AB499 Provides for a special license plate of limited duration commemorating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. (BDR 43-1265)
SB547 Revises provisions relating to providers of new electric resources. (BDR 58-913)
SB551 Revises provisions relating to state financial administration. (BDR 32-1286)
SB557 Revises provisions relating to campaign practices. (BDR 24-1272)


ACR3 Memorializes former Assemblyman Bob Price. (BDR R-971)
SCR7 Celebrates the sister state relationship between the State of Nevada and Taiwan. (BDR R-1266)
SCR8 Memorializes former Nevada Attorney General and Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Springer. (BDR R-1259)
SB159 Requires each public school and private school to adopt a policy concerning safe exposure to the sun. (BDR 34-583)
SB165 Makes various changes to provisions governing prescribing, dispensing and administering controlled substances designed to end the life of a patient. (BDR 40-292)
AB174 Establishes the Nevada Interagency Advisory Council on Homelessness to Housing. (BDR 18-94)
SB175 Revises provisions relating to public works. (BDR 28-618)
SB177 Revises provisions relating to employment practices. (BDR 53-723)
SB178 Creates the Council on Food Security and the Food for People, Not Landfills Program. (BDR 18-57)
SB179 Revises provisions relating to abortions. (BDR 40-567)
SB193 Makes an appropriation for educational programs relating to history, law and civics. (BDR S-368)
SB202 Revises provisions relating to children with disabilities. (BDR 34-685)
SB205 Requires the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management of the Department of Administration to create a pilot program to award grants of money to certain governmental and nonprofit organizations. (BDR S-807)
SB206 Revises provisions relating to state financial administration. (BDR 31-806)
SB210 Revises provisions relating to energy. (BDR 58-307)
SB282 Limiting the civil liability of crisis support centers under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-614)
SB319 Revises provisions relating to education. (BDR 34-1063)
SB320 Makes various changes concerning the placement of pupils in certain more rigorous courses. (BDR 34-681)
SB331 Designates the new Interstate Highway No. 11 as the Purple Heart Highway. (BDR S-78)
SB336 Requires the Governor to annually proclaim July 28 as Buffalo Soldiers Day in the State of Nevada. (BDR 19-791)
SB340 Revises provisions relating to public works. (BDR 28-808)
AB363 Revises certain provisions relating to homeless youth. (BDR 43-1033)
SB386 Revises provisions governing certain tax exemptions for veterans. (BDR 32-737)
SB416 Revises provisions relating to the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). (BDR 23-895)
SB490 Requires the Nevada Commission on Minority Affairs to conduct a study related to disparities and unlawful discrimination in the awarding of certain contracts by the State or a local government. (BDR S-586)
SB491 Revises provisions concerning vehicles. (BDR 43-135)
SB494 Revises provisions relating to emerging small businesses. (BDR 27-585)